Chief Electrician

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Job description

The main purpose of the Chief Electrician on board is to oversee and maintain all the electrical equipment through the ship and the Engine Room. He/She is responsible for the efficient, safe and secure supervision of the work performed by the electricians, supported in all activities related to electrical operations and maintenance of the ship by the Chief A.C. Technician, the Chief Plumber and the Chief Fitter.

• Fluent in oral and written English and Italian. Knowledge of other Foreign language is a major advantage;

• High School Graduation with appropriate licenses obtained from certified Technical Institute;

• At least 5 years of experience in the position on board of Cruise Ships operating internationally;

• Windows based computer ability and proven knowledge of MS Office suite is a must;

• Good supervisory skills, crisis, and problem handling;

• Physical integrity and ability to: stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear, taste or smell, lift and/or move up to 25 Kg., full ability of close vision close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;

• STCW95 trainings are compulsory (Basic fire fighting, personal survival techiniques, elementary first aid, perosnal security and social responsibility);

• Proficiency in security awareness training is required;•A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work onboard.

• Consults daily with the Staff Engineer concerning methods and procedures for the maintenance and upkeep of the electrical equipment generally within and outside the engine room;

• Assigns maintenance and repair duties to electricians and actively supervises in any overhaul and repair work;

• Inspects all related work in progress, and on completion, assures that manpower is utilized to the fullest extent, that work is executed properly in accordance with acceptable standards and that no wastage of materials occurs;

• Assigns maintenance duties to his engine department personnel, actively supervising overhaul and repair work;

• Inspects work in progress, and on completion, assuring that manpower is utilized to its fullest extent;

• Supervises the use of appropriate material adopted for maintenance, assuring required safety for personnel and equipment;

• Ensures correct disposal of garbage to comply with International, National and Company regulations;

• Trains personnel assigned to his engine watch (particularly new personnel) to follow safe working practices, ensuring that functions are fully recognized by each man and that work done and the manner of performance conforms to established standards;

• Prepares requisitions and spare parts, submitting them to the Staff Engineer for approval; 

• Oversees the inventory of materials on hand and on order; receiving and signing for materials, ensuring they are properly labelled, preserved, stowed and secured to avoid loss from damage or deterioration;

• Ensures control over the issue and use of materials to prevent waste;

• Always operates with the full consideration for the comfort of Guests;

• By mutual arrangement with the Electrical Officer, the Chief Electrician is on board the vessel at any time the ElectricalOfficer is absent from the ship.

Visa Requirements:

• VISA working permit, Entry and/or Transit VISAs may be required depending on ship itinerary

Line Manager:
Staff Engineer
Business Area:
OnBoard Jobs


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Job type
Champel, Genève, Switzerland
Starting in
As soon as possible
Contract duration

MSC Cruises

Geneva, Switzerland-based MSC Cruises S.A. is the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line. Since its inception in 2003, the Company grew by 800% and is today the fourth largest cruise line in the world, the market leader in Europe and in the Mediterranean as well as in South America and South Africa. MSC Cruises is currently in the midst of the second phase of its growth, which will see the Company’s bring into service an unprecedented eleven new, next-generations smart cruise ships by 2026 on the back of a Euro 9 billion investment plan.

MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "7 Golden Pearls"​ award from Bureau Veritas, the global certification agency, in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. The Company has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. Furthermore, MSC Cruises believes that global leadership brings increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates. As such, a long term partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2009 to support UNICEF’s efforts at first to provide education to under privileged children in Brazil and anti-malaria solutions in various African countries. The partnership was renewed in 2014 to tackle malnutrition in developing countries and in emergency situations. Since the beginning of the partnership, over four million euros were raised.

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